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  • Designer Radiators | Heating, Cooling & Ventilation

    / / Products Radiators Designer Radiators Designer Radiators Arteplano Arteplano Radiator puts its best face forward as the heating tubes are concealed behind a beautiful metal front plate. Choose a colour to pop or blend, or take home a true original in brass or copper – each model is individually etched so every radiator is unique. Download Brochure Blok This radiator has got it all – the looks, the eco credentials, stylish Italian design and the ability to look great in just about any colour in a variety of interior settings. Made from recycled aluminium it uses less water, heats up faster and responds more rapidly to changes in room temperature, making it a great choice for open plan kitchen/living areas. ​ A sophisticated radiator which combines stylish italian design with energy efficient technology. The Bloks neat columns, complemented by elegant chrome caps make it an ideal companion for contemporary interiors. Made from aluminum it uses less energy to heat up and is fast to respond to changes in room temp. Download Brochure Hot Hoop ​ Bisque Hot Hoop Radiator’s deceptively simple form encircles empty space in a series of sinuous coils. Challenging the orthodoxy of traditional forms, Hot Hoop runs dazzling rings round all other radiators. Download Brochure Lissett With its slim profile and graceful curves the Lissett Radiator is a subtlety elegant radiator that complements contemporary interiors. It’s elliptical sections are topped by chrome caps and it’s discreet brackets allow for minimal projection from the wall. Made from recycled aluminium, the Lissett uses less energy to heat-up and is fast to respond to changes in room temperature. Download Brochure Iguana ​ The Iguana Range is a visually attractive design radiator, with a compact and refined appearance. Iguana symbolizes the essentials of heating: the rhythmic succession of sun rays and nothing more. No ugly visible collectors, just a beautiful slim vertical design to complement any interior. Download Brochure Vertiga ​ Vertiga designer radiators are the new benchmark for design radiators operating with low water temperatures. The radically different but environmentally sound Vertiga is able to work with low temperature heating systems – making it one of the comparatively few designer radiators to work effectively with heat produced from renewable sources. The strong and sustainable casing is made from post-harvest Sorghum plant stalk remains, which are woven and heat-pressed, with the distinctive granular finish also adding to its appeal as a visually striking, tactile and contemporary product. ​ Features & benefits: Recycled casing means each radiator is unique Features two specific heat exchangers Works with condensing boilers and heat pumps allowing it to work much quicker than many larger systems Technical components are concealed within the painted metal sidewall panels Download Brochure Bisque Classic ​ ​ Timeless and versatile, the Bisque Classic radiator is a sleek update of an old school favourite. Aluminium and Anthracite models look particularly striking in modern settings. Whilst the brown and beige quartz finishes add a warm texture. ​ Fondly referred to as the old school style radiator, Bisque Classic Radiator has an enduring appeal and a great heat output, which makes it the perfect companion for a wide range of interiors. Download Brochure Finn Radiator ​ A contemporary finned radiator with a crisp elegance in a white or aluminum finish. The low version sits perfectly under windows. The tall Finn can fit into areas that otherwise would be unusable, freeing up valuable wall space. Download Brochure

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  • New Salutem ventilation solution delivers best in class ventilation for Irish schools

    Introducing the Salutem ventilation smart solution with the ability to maintain carbon dioxide levels below 1000ppm in a standard Irish classroom - within the required noise level! Building regulations and an ever-increasing emphasis on compliance mean specifying heating and ventilation systems for school buildings can present a major challenge for today’s architects and mechanical designers. In recent years new measures have meant strict new standards on energy efficiency, ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ) and acoustic control in the education sector. The problem We know that oxygen is the most vital element for the human body to function correctly so naturally we know that an inadequate supply is likely to have some negative health implications. Therefore, in any indoor environment, a poor heating and ventilation system, especially one that does not supply enough oxygen, will increase the chances of occupants suffering from health-related problems. A large number of people in a confined space over a long period will lead to stale air and an excessive build-up of CO2. This can result in headaches, dizziness, aggression, feelings of lethargy, nausea and a drop in concentration levels. In a school environment, these symptoms can have a devastating effect on the pupil and teacher performance and contribute to higher levels of sickness or absenteeism. Children spend a significant part of their day inside school buildings and in particular, often in densely-populated classrooms. A fresh, healthy supply of air is essential to help them remain alert and perform to the best of their ability. Installing an effective ventilation system in a building is a fundamental way to reduce carbon dioxide levels, and to remove harmful indoor pollutants to ensure the most productive indoor environment. The Government’s commitment to education reform means significant opportunities for those serving the sector. However, we must ensure resources are focused on tackling the most important priorities. One such priority is investment in energy-efficient heating and ventilation systems that not only improve educational experience but also help to tackle the sizeable contribution schools make to public sector carbon emissions. Ventilation solutions Ventilation in school buildings is addressed in Part F - Ventilation of the Building Regulations, with additional support and guidance available to system designers in Technical Guidance Document TGD-030. While opening a window to increase ventilation may seem like an obvious option, in practice it is rarely the best one, especially if done in isolation to the performance of the overall system. Noise control is also a consideration. During the heating season, heat will escape through the open window resulting in energy loss and there will be an increased security risk. This also exposes children to air pollutants, which can be particularly damaging to their health. Poor ventilation results in high humidity and condensation, which encourages the growth of mould and dust mites, one of the key triggers for asthma. In most cases, the capital and lifetime costs of air conditioning systems make them an unlikely specification for education establishments. Schools require a ventilation system that will regulate air quality and react automatically to provide more fresh air whenever a room needs it. Such a system must be able to respond quickly enough to deal with a constantly changing indoor climate. For example, throughout the day CO2 levels will rise and fall depending on pupil numbers, time spent in the room and the type of activity taking place. Versatile's Salutem ventilation solution delivers best in class ventilation Salutem ventilation - embracing its Latin meaning of safety, healthfulness and balance, is a complete packaged ventilation solution that can be installed directly in a classroom. This smart solution has the ability to maintain carbon dioxide levels below 1000ppm in a standard Irish classroom - within the required noise level. Salutem extracts stale and polluted room air and replaces it with filtered outdoor air, with the heat in the extracted air being recovered by a thermal wheel heat recovery device of up to 85% efficiency. Benefits include: Simple installation Minimal dump work Economical control functions Supply and extract onto one exterior wall Optimal operating economy Integrated displacement ventilation Quiet Register for Versatile's CIBSE & RIBA accredited CPD Webinar "Ventilation in Schools" to explore the Salutem and alternative school ventilation solutions. For additional information or assistance in the specification of effective ventilation in schools/universities/colleges, please contact our HVAC Specialists at 046.902.9444 or email sales@versatile.ie.

  • School Ventilation & Heating: Versatile Group rises to the challenge

    Andrew Treacy, Versatile Group MD, discusses the importance of effective heating and ventilation in the school environment, covering regularity compliance as well as delivering comfort and a safe, productive environment. Building regulations and an ever-increasing emphasis on compliance mean specifying heating and ventilation systems for school buildings can present a major challenge for today’s architects and mechanical designers. In recent years new measures have meant strict new standards on energy efficiency, ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ) and acoustic control in the education sector. The problem We know that oxygen is the most vital element for the human body to function correctly so naturally we know that an inadequate supply is likely to have some negative health implications. Therefore, in any indoor environment, a poor heating and ventilation system, especially one that does not supply enough oxygen, will increase the chances of occupants suffering from health-related problems. A large number of people in a confined space over a long period will lead to stale air and an excessive build-up of CO2. This can result in headaches, dizziness, aggression, feelings of lethargy, nausea and a drop in concentration levels. In a school environment, these symptoms can have a devastating effect on the pupil and teacher performance and contribute to higher levels of sickness or absenteeism. Children spend a significant part of their day inside school buildings and in particular, often in densely-populated classrooms. A fresh, healthy supply of air is essential to help them remain alert and perform to the best of their ability. Installing an effective ventilation system in a building is a fundamental way to reduce carbon dioxide levels, and to remove harmful indoor pollutants to ensure the most productive indoor environment. The Government’s commitment to education reform means significant opportunities for those serving the sector. However, we must ensure resources are focused on tackling the most important priorities. One such priority is investment in energy-efficient heating and ventilation systems that not only improve educational experience but also help to tackle the sizeable contribution schools make to public sector carbon emissions. Ventilation solutions Ventilation in school buildings is addressed in Part F - Ventilation of the Building Regulations, with additional support and guidance available to system designers in Technical Guidance Document TGD-030. While opening a window to increase ventilation may seem like an obvious option, in practice it is rarely the best one, especially if done in isolation to the performance of the overall system. Noise control is also a consideration. During the heating season, heat will escape through the open window resulting in energy loss and there will be an increased security risk. This also exposes children to air pollutants, which can be particularly damaging to their health. Poor ventilation results in high humidity and condensation, which encourages the growth of mould and dust mites, one of the key triggers for asthma. In most cases, the capital and lifetime costs of air conditioning systems make them an unlikely specification for education establishments. Schools require a ventilation system that will regulate air quality and react automatically to provide more fresh air whenever a room needs it. Such a system must be able to respond quickly enough to deal with a constantly changing indoor climate. For example, throughout the day CO2 levels will rise and fall depending on pupil numbers, time spent in the room and the type of activity taking place. Oxygen is a Schools Solution that is simply smarter for everyone OXYGEN is an intelligent and fully controllable heating and ventilation solution that optimises IAQ in an energy-efficient way for an optimal learning environment. It works by combining unique displacement ventilation with an integrated heating system and complete controllability – all of which makes it simply smarter than other options – available on three levels: 1. Optimal ventilation: Unique displacement ventilation ensures optimal indoor air quality 2. Integrated heating (and night time cooling): In-built heating & free cooling solution ensures optimal temperature 3. Complete controllability: Smart system ensures optimal performance and energy efficiency Typical school case study Jaga’s oXygen heating and air refreshment was installed in a recently built, two-storey primary school building. Comprising five teaching rooms, a common room and media and editing suites, the new facility is providing pupils and staff with all-in-one energy-efficient heating and ventilation that is also contributing to an improved indoor environment and achieving nZEB. Twenty-five low water content nZEB radiators incorporating oXygen units have been installed inside the radiators, which introduce fresh air from outside directly into the room. During the winter season this air is pre-heated before distribution. A sensor in each room continuously measures CO2 levels and reacts when they become too high by removing stale air through an exhaust fan. This is then replaced by precisely the right quantity of clean, fresh air from outside. The system only allows the fans to operate when there is a need for fresh air so over-ventilating is avoided and therefore money is not wasted. Specification Commenting on the specification for the project, Andrew Treacy of Versatile Group said: “As always, we needed to supply a system that was fit for purpose and one that would comply with building regulations. The oXygen system met this challenge with ease but there were also other far-reaching benefits to be had in the form of a healthier indoor climate for all, along with significant energy and cost savings. “We are committed to achieving the highest standards in environmental sustainable design in the projects we serve so the all ‘round energy-efficiency benefits of the oXygen system strike a real chord with our customers. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable setting for pupils and teachers that is conducive to a healthy workplace and learning environment.” Take-Away The problems that poor heating and ventilation in a school can bring are endless yet it is something that can be corrected. During this time of concentrated investment in school buildings it is important to pay careful attention to upgrading heating and ventilating systems in Irish schools to deliver not only greater energy-efficiency but also an environment that will assist our children in achieving the highest levels of educational performance. Register for Versatile's CIBSE & RIBA accredited CPD Webinar "Ventilation in Schools" to explore the topic further. For additional information or assistance in the specification of effective ventilation in schools/universities/colleges, please contact our HVAC Specialists at 046.902.9444 or email sales@versatile.ie.

  • Why use Radiant Panels on Hospital Wards

    The best heating solution for healthcare settings Healthcare Heating solutions need to be adaptable, offer safety and deter the risk of infection, as well as enable temperature adjustment to prevent overheating. Radiant Heating and Cooling panels offer an innovative, discreet, efficient and safe heating alternative to wall mounted radiators and underfloor heating. It delivers on all objectives required for heating in a healthcare setting. The benefits of Radiant Heating & Cooling include: ▪️  An even distribution of heating and cooling ▪️  Easy to clean and virtually maintenance free ▪️  Distribution of heat via water inhibits the circulation of dust, mould, bacteria and viruses ▪️  Unobtrusive and frees up wall space ▪️  Can easily be relocated ▪️  No noise How Radiant Panels meet the strict efficiency and safety requirements for healthcare settings Safety first The built environment can play a significant role in the transmission of infection. Mitigating this risk when it comes to heating is therefore critical. Certain types of heating are unsuitable for healthcare environments. Underfloor heating, for example, is not an appropriate choice for most healthcare areas, which are more likely to become soiled with bodily fluids. While bulky radiators take up valuable wall-space and become obstacles with the potential to cause accidental bumps and scrapes. Radiant Heating and Cooling panels help to reduce the transmission of infection in a number of ways: ▪️  They are ceiling mounted, so are clear of blood and body substance spills ▪️  As heat is distributed via water, rather than air, circulation of dust, mould, fungi, bacterium or viruses is not an issue ▪️  Versatile provide panels with an anti-microbial coating as standard, which inhibits bacterial growth to prevent the spread of infection, such as E. coli and MRSA The IPC requirements for those using mental health and learning disability environments must be made in conjunction with health and safety teams, risk management teams and clinicians when advising on the built environment. All fixtures and fittings in mental health environments, for example, must be anti-ligature. Radiant ceiling panels are a safe alternative. Adaptability As has been highlighted with the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the demands on our healthcare system are huge. Spaces within healthcare settings are no longer bound by a long-term single use. Today’s heating solutions must offer a greater level of adaptability. Radiant panels can be easily moved within ceiling grids to accommodate changes in the use of spaces. For example, panels can be aligned with new bed layouts in wards. Radiant Heating & Cooling offers flexibility without huge cost – many other heating systems (such as underfloor heating, for example) would be extremely costly and disruptive to move. Efficiency and temperature control With healthcare budgets continually squeezed, value for money in all aspects of the health and care context is essential. That includes all aspects of heating from install costs to long-term energy efficiency gains. Certain areas in healthcare buildings, such as outpatient waiting areas, will only be in use at particular times of the day. Radiant Heating & Cooling panels address heating waste as they only direct heat to occupants, conserving energy when a space isn’t being used. Cleaning and maintenance Radiant Heating & Cooling offers considerable advantages over other heating solutions. There are no moving parts which means panels have limited maintenance requirements. They have a long life cycle and are easy to clean using a cloth and mild detergent. Heating has a significant role to play in making our hospitals and health facilities as comfortable, efficient and therapeutically robust as possible. Radiant heating and cooling offers significant energy-saving benefits and creates a safer, cleaner environment for all. Register for Versatile's RIAI, RIBA & CIBSE accredited CPD Webinar "Designing Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems" For information on the complete Radiant Heating & Cooling Ceiling Panels, contact our specialists. Tel: +353 (0)46 902 9444 or email sales@versatile.ie

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